July 12, 2017
IMG guide Betsy Dain-Owens has been regularly reporting in with news from the Huayhuash trekking team each day. All is well as the team makes steady progress along the route. Yesterday they crossed the highest pass of the trip, San Antonio Pass, at 16,662 feet of elevation!
Today the group is hiking over Punta Tapush, at 15,645 feet, and then descending to camp at Gashpapampa (14,432′). Tonight those who elect to make the ascent of the peak, Diablo Mudo, (17,459′) will pack up and prepare to get an early start, climbing up one side of the mountain and down the other, while the rest of the team hikes along with the mules and staff around the mountain to the next campsite where they will join up with the climbers for a well-deserved rest! We’ll look forward to a report from the team tomorrow evening, after all are rejoined at Camp and able to share the adventures they experienced during their separate adventures.